You will almost certainly see turtles, skimming through turquoise waters on their way to a deserted white sand beach.
And yes, you will definitely be startled by sudden shrieks and flashing colours as you happen upon bizarrely-beaked toucans high in the rainforest. But Costa Rica has much, much more in store for you. The country’s most active volcano in Arenal Volcano National Park.
The abundant wildlife – including turtles - of Tortuguero National Park and the waterscapes of Cano Negro Wildlife Reserve. The quetzals in the cloud forests of San Gerardo de Dota Valley. Not to mention the spectacular natural habitats of Golfo Dulce and the Osa Peninsula.